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Welcome to Gardena Police Department Online

Welcome to Gardena Police Department Online. I feel extremely privileged to be the Chief of Police for the City of Gardena, and to lead a Police Department whose employees are devoted to public service and improving public safety with such a high level of pride and professionalism.

The Police Department is extremely proud of its history of positive interaction and support from the community we serve. It is only through enhancing our “Community-Police Partnerships” that we can improve the safety and quality of life for those who live, work and play in Gardena.

It is my hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website, and that it provides you with improved access to the many services provided by our organization and a better understanding of the Gardena Police Department.

Ed Medrano
Chief of Police


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Mission Statement

Service with Pride and Professionalism”

We, the members of the Gardena Police Department, are committed to providing ethical, quality and responsive service to the community with pride and professionalism. We are committed to improving the quality of life for those we serve by delivering the highest standard of police services.

The Gardena Police Department is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, about 13 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles, between the Harbor (I-110), San Diego (I-405) and Glenn Anderson (I-105) freeways.  The City of Gardena encompasses an area of approximately 6 square miles with a diverse population of nearly 60,000.  The Police Department is funded for 115 full-time and 31 part-time employees.  Of those, 91 are sworn positions with assignments in Patrol, Traffic, Motors, Detectives, Narco/Vice/Intelligence, Canine, Tactical Team, and participation on various Task Forces.


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